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Saxon, D. Patrick – Journal of Developmental Education, 2013
Christine McPhail formerly served as president at Cypress College in California and is founder and professor emeritus of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University in Maryland. She is the Managing Partner for The McPhail Group LLC and currently serves as a Leadership Coach for more than a dozen community colleges…
Descriptors: Student Responsibility, Interviews, Independent Study, Developmental Studies Programs
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Dittbenner, Richard – Community College Journal, 2009
This article discusses the things college leaders should know and do in case of a pandemic influenza outbreak. The author talks about four principles that will guide college leaders in developing a pandemic influenza plan and presents the 10 elements of an effective college pandemic planning process.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communicable Diseases, Immunization Programs, Disease Control
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Bickmore, Lisa; Christiansen, Ron – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
Multimodal writing is considered as a "new" way of composing, or, somewhat cynically, as a strategy for adding relevance or interest to a required composition course. Jody Shipka's "A Multimodal Task-Based Framework for Composing" suggests that "students' uptakes of a much wider, richer repertoire of semiotic resources,…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Writing Assignments, Student Projects
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Friesen, Helen Lepp – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2012
To writing, painting, drawing, and photography as artistic media, the author would like to add teaching as a creative endeavor as well. Especially in a classroom where English is not the first language for many students, the writing teacher needs to be creative with assignments and activities that address nontraditional ways of learning. Her…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Poetry, Writing Teachers, Photography
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
Building relationships is the essence of the community college. Higher education administrators learned long ago that building rapport with businesses, state and local government, and constituents is the best way to represent the interests of the community. But that does not make it easy. Board members come and go and the shifting dynamics of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Educational Change
Jones, Stan – Complete College America, 2012
This paper presents Stan Jones' testimony before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. In his testimony, he talks about a new American majority of students that is emerging on campuses, especially at community colleges. These students must delicately balance long hours at jobs they must…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
Padron, Eduardo J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In 2007 the faculty at Miami Dade College joined the student body in signing a covenant "to build a foundation for the success of future students." The event capped a two-year effort on the part of the faculty to articulate the foundations of a 21st-century college education and codify them into 10 clear statements. However, creating a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Educational Objectives, Educational Assessment
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Simpson, Douglas J. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2009
Talking about important events, experiences, and ideas is a crucial societal concern for many reasons. In the field of teacher education, dialogue may be even more difficult because it is sometimes seen as being both essential and troubling. Dialogue is complicated because some people are fearful of open inquiry; others are inclined to rant; and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Democracy
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Tsao, Ting Man – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
This article presents the author's critique of Jennifer A. Rich's essay titled "How Do We See What We See? Pedagogical Lacunae and Their Pitfalls in the Classroom." Rather than adopting the classic "how I solved a problem" narrative, Rich relentlessly focuses on her questions and problems--their contexts, their complexity, other questions to which…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Community Colleges, English Instruction, Scholarship
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Johnsen, Heidi L.; Pacht, Michelle; van Slyck, Phyllis; Tsao, Ting Man – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2009
In this essay, the authors argue that only by sharing their mistakes and uncertainty can they fully reflect on their own process as teachers, only by understanding their process can they begin to identify the many factors that contribute to classroom messes in the first place, and only by acknowledging the perpetual messiness of their practice can…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Collegiality, Reflective Teaching, Community Colleges
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Ayers, David F. – Academe, 2010
American popular culture currently defines the community college as a job-training center, a site of remedial education, or a vocational institution. Certainly job training is essential in a period of low employment, and community colleges can and should help Americans achieve prosperity, engage in meaningful work, and achieve their productive…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Vocational Education, Leadership
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Bragelman, John – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2015
In the spring of 2014, John Bragelman accepted an administrative position at a community college in Chicago. He struggled with the decision because it meant leaving the mathematics classroom, a space he calls home. As a critical educator, he had the opportunity to watch his students become critical participators in their communities, readers and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Power Structure, Dialogs (Language), Mathematics Teachers
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Hayes, Amanda – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2011
The silence regarding Appalachia is mirrored in the relative scarcity of focused studies regarding Appalachian dialect, composition, and classroom issues. Little work has been done exploring the ways the composition classroom, concerned as it is with language and the production of discourse, can affect Appalachian students' linguistic and social…
Descriptors: Language Research, Dialects, Linguistics, Writing (Composition)
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Klausman, Jeffrey – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2008
For five years, the author has been advocating a writing program administrator (WPA) position at his two-year college. While the vice president of instruction has been sympathetic, the issue has been funding. As a means to prepare and to justify the WPA's continuing existence, he has set to work mapping out the terrain, trying to anticipate the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Administrator Role, Two Year Colleges
Tinto, Vincent – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008
The author writes that for too many low-income students the open door to American higher education has become a revolving door. In examining what can be done, he recognizes the centrality of the classroom to student success.
Descriptors: Low Income, College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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